A health economist says he does not believe the proposed implementation of Universal Health Insurance is workable within the timeframe set out by the Government.
Nearly 90% of people have said they will shop around for a better deal on their health insurance as prices are expected to continue to rise.
Minister for Health James Reily has said that he does not believe price hikes announced by Laya Healthcare and GloHealth are justified.
A day after VHI hiked many of its plans by an average of 3%, it is reported that some Laya Healthcare customers could be facing a 10% increase.
Health insurer VHI has announced price increases across many of its healthcare plans today.